Land, water and energy: the crossing of governance

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Show simple item record San Juan, Carlos Armario Benitez, Julia I.
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía 2020-11-23T15:14:23Z 2020-11-23T15:14:23Z 2020-11-23
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.description.abstract The paper focusses on the impact on dryland ecosystems of conflicting governance in the regulations of land use, water for irrigation and electric energy from photovoltaic installations(PV). The research uses the empirical results of a panel data model based on long time series that enable sensitivity of the main crops to energy cost and the viability of the solar panel system connected to the grid to be identified. We present evidence of the private and social benefits of investments in PV to improve the gross margin of farmers and decrease the carbon footprint of the irrigated areas. Relevant regional disparities in the sensitivity of the main crops explain the regional competition for low-cost water resources and the social conflicts associated with water governance. The Feed-In Tariff system for a PV system is evaluated as a tool to reach clean energy targets and preserve the populations working and living in irrigated drylands. An evaluation of the water desalination plants based on PV is analysed as an alternative to balance the hydric resources of intensive irrigated systems. The main conclusion is that coordinated regulation in energy and water policies may improve farmers' profitability and accelerate the speed in reaching environmental targets in drylands.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 20-11
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Irrigation
dc.subject.other Photovoltaic Systems
dc.subject.other Fit Tariffs
dc.subject.other Profitability of Irrigated Crops
dc.subject.other Adaptation to Climate Change
dc.subject.other Regional Gross Margin
dc.title Land, water and energy: the crossing of governance
dc.type workingPaper
dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001851
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